GRT's/Grace Response Team
Grace Response Teams (GRT)
Aldersgate Grace Response Team is our Disaster Reponse Ministry. We repond to Gods Grace through Christ by helping those effected by disaster. We cannot do everything in our community, but we can do something. We can do disaster response well. We have worked in Disaster Response ever since the 2011 tornados that hit our area. You can join us! We provide shelter, host UMVIM and ERT teams and provide UMCOR training that empowers teams to effectively deploy to a disaster.
Red Cross Shelter
Contact Phil Jones
Aldersgate has been trained and certified as a Red Cross shelter. This can only happen when we are activated by Red Cross. We have a capacity to temporarily house 250 people.
Hosting United Methodist Committee on Relief and United Methodist Long Term Recovery Teams
Contact Jack Sullivan or Greg Thrasher
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Early Response Team (ERT) Training
Contact Dr. Billy Weems
The class teaches you how to respond in an effective manner. It teaches you that disasters are always local and you must work through the proper channels. This makes your contribution more effective and your team trips more productive. Being UMCOR certified and organized through UMVIM's covering gives your team both credibility and protection.